One of the country’s most innovative real estate developers, Empire East Land Holdings, Inc., is set to launch another real estate milestone that will reshape the Philippine skyline. Celebrating its 25th year of excellence in serving home buyers and property seekers, Empire East is proud to unveil the Empire East Highland City — the first elevated city township in the Philippines. This township is a first of its kind and is Empire East‘s grandest and largest residential development to date.
Incorporated in 1994, Empire East continues to serve the broad middle and upscale mid-cost residential markets with affordable and quality housing projects. Their property offerings range from mid-to-high-rise condominiums to house-and-lot subdivisions. In a span of 25 years, their portfolio has reached more than 100 condominium towers in Metro Manila and 2 horizontal developments in Laguna. Some of their most notable projects are San Lorenzo Place, Laguna Bel-Air, Pioneer Woodlands and Kasara Urban Resort Residences.
As testament to their innovative practices, Empire East has pioneered several real estate concepts such as township model, loft innovation, micro-city, transit-oriented developments and urban resort communities.
In its 25th year of excellent real estate service, Empire East continues to inspire innovation through Empire East Highland City.
Empire East Highland City is a 24-hectare elevated residential development envisioned to be a luxurious uphill community. The development is set to rise in Pasig City and Cainta, Rizal, and will feature 38 residential towers, a lifestyle mall, retail arcades, mixed-use towers, a church, a landscaped green park, and an elite sports club exclusive to residents.
Gateway to the best lifestyle and business options
Two things residents of Empire East Highland City would take advantage of are ease of transportation and accessibility.
Empire East Highland City is located along Pasig-Cainta’s busiest road, Felix Avenue. It enjoys easy access to two major thoroughfares that connect the township to the rest of Metro Manila, namely Marcos Highway in the north and Ortigas Avenue Extension in the south.
Only a few minutes away from the township are two shopping malls, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall and Robinsons Metro East, located at the intersection of Felix Avenue and Marcos Highway. The township is also proximate to the upcoming Emerald Avenue Station of the LRT Line 2 East Extension, which is expected to start operation by 2020.. The transit station is another added convenience for residents of Empire East Highland City, which will give them easy access to lifestyle and business hubs in Quezon City. The upcoming Emerald Avenue Station will also open quick transportation to premiere schools in the country, such as the University of the Philippines and Ateneo de Manila University along Katipunan Avenue. LRT Line 2 will also transport township residents to the capital city of Manila’s university belt.
Empire East Highland City is strategically located at the gateway of the east. The township is situated near Ortigas Avenue Extension, whose intersection, known as the “Junction,” is considered to be Rizal Province’s primary gateway to Metro Manila. This gives its future residents convenient access to business and commercial establishments in the Ortigas Central Business District. Transportation leading to Eastwood Cyber Park, Makati City and Bonifacio Global City is also available through C5 Road. When the Mega Manila Subway opens in 2025, several stations in the Ortigas area will be able to service residents of Empire East Highland City.
The township is also located at an area in Pasig-Cainta that benefits from Metro Manila’s urban expansion efforts. With the constant growth of business and infrastructure developments in Metro Manila, it is positioned to experience all the advantages of living in the most coveted address in the East.
Elevated Cosmopolitan Lifestyle
As the first elevated city township in the Philippines, Empire East Highland City offers a different level of upscale urban living.
It will showcase four major features: the Highland Residences, the Highland Park, the Highland Mall and The Chartered Club.
The Highland Residences
Master-planned to become a luxurious uphill community, Empire East Highland City will include 38 high-rise residential towers known as the Highland Residences. The condominium buildings will be constructed on the elevated part of the township, emphasizing the height and grandeur of each tower.
The Highland Residences is designed to evoke an image of a city sitting on top of a hill or highland. Each tower will rise up to more than 30 floors and will give residents a panoramic view of the township and the lush landscape of Antipolo and beyond. Each unit is also designed with wide living spaces, varying from studio to three-bedroom units.
The architectural design of Highland Residences also ensures that towers are well distanced from each other, with internal roads in the residential areas measuring up to four lanes.
Prioritizing comfort, luxury, privacy and security, the Highland Residences gives families a taste of Empire East Highland City’s elevated cosmopolitan lifestyle.
The Highland Park
The Highland Park will occupy the frontage of the township. It is an 8,000-hectare elevated green park that will feature sloping greenery, retail areas, a showroom with model units, outdoor activity areas and a 500-seater church. This expansive open park will be a relaxing sanctuary where residents and visitors can stroll around, sit, relax and spend quality time with their loved ones, while enjoying the peace and quiet of an upscale suburban community. In the middle of the Highland Park is the grand Spanish steps leading to the Highland Mall.
The Highland Mall
The Highland Mall is the township’s centerpiece shopping establishment. Bringing in the luxurious Megaworld Lifestyle Mall brand, the Highland Mall will offer 58,000 square meters of commercial spaces, which will host world-class shops, restaurants and movie houses.
The mall will also be integrated with the Highland Park. Both sides of Highland Park and Highland Mall will feature six-lane roads, which will lead to the elevated residential zone.
The Chartered Club
To top Empire East Highland City‘s sophisticated township lifestyle is The Chartered Club. This is an elite sports club that will offer exclusive membership to the residents of Highland Residences. It is located at the heart of the residential towers and will house state-of-the-art amenities and sports facilities, such as swimming pools, game room, event halls, multi-purpose court, café and lounge.
The township is scheduled to start construction in the second quarter of 2019. With a P20 billion budget, the township will undoubtedly be one of the most coveted addresses in the Philippines and a destination of choice for business professionals, property seekers, home buyers and tourists.
In the next ten years, Empire East Highland City will not only change the landscape of mixed-use developments, but will also raise the standards of urban living in the east side of Metro Manila.
Read our previous journal for more features about Empire East Highland City.